People all across California should be used to the fact that there are many people out on the roads at any given time. Pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists should know that we are all expected to share the roads with each other and behave responsibly so that we do not get into an accident. However, too many people fail to take this responsibility seriously and they end up hurting other motorists or, in some of the most tragic cases, vulnerable pedestrians.
A recent accident highlights the serious repercussions that can happen when one person is injured by another person on the road. And it is also a good reminder that a reckless party does not need to be behind the wheel of a car to do some serious damage in a California pedestrian accident.
The accident involved a woman on a bicycle and a man walking on the road. The bicyclist crashed into the pedestrian who suffered serious head injuries in the collision. It is unclear why the bicyclist was unable to avoid hitting the man, but according to reports, the 24-year-old woman was allegedly drunk at the time and was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.
The victim of the crash was taken to the hospital where he is being treated for his serious injuries. Hopefully he will be able to make a full recovery from the accident.
It is not uncommon for pedestrians to suffer catastrophic or fatal injuries when they are struck by a vehicle or bicycle. This is because some of the most vulnerable people on the road who are often injured by a reckless or negligent party are pedestrians. People who are walking or jogging on the road can be harder to see and have very little protection if they are hit by another person. This means that other people on the road must take extreme caution when they are around pedestrians in order to avoid causing a serious accident. If they fail to take proper care, they can be held accountable for the damages caused by their negligence.
Source: Associated Press, “Northern California bicyclist arrested on DUI after pedestrian injured,” July 8, 2013